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Plant Import Information

APHIS Will Continue To Accept Electronic Phytosanitary Certificates and Forms through June 30, 2021 

To help facilitate the clearance of imported plants and plant products during the COVID-19 emergency, APHIS and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will accept electronically produced versions of phytosanitary certificates, through June 30, 2021. Acceptable phytosanitary certificates include scanned copies of original certificates, electronic certificates created through a participating country’s ePhyto system, or signed paper forms. Certificates should be legible and include APHIS-required statements. Click for details.

Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) regulates the importation of plants and plant products under the authority of the Plant Protection Act. PPQ maintains its import program to safeguard U.S. agriculture and natural resources from the risks associated with the entry, establishment, or spread of animal and plant pests and noxious weeds.

Permits


Import Requirements for

Federal Import Orders

U.S. Regulated Plant Pest List

Accreditation and Certification Programs for Plant Imports


Agriculture Quarantine Inspection (AQI) 


Offshore Plant Health Safeguarding Activities

 

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